Indiana-Iowa game postponed due to unsafe conditions at arena

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Bloomington, IN, United States (4E Sports) – The game between Indiana Hoosiers and No. 15 Iowa Hawkeyes scheduled for Assembly Hall has been postponed for safety reasons after a piece of metal fell from the roof of the building.

The roughly eight feet long by 14 inches wide metal facing damaged the seats in the lower part of a section.

“The most important part of this equation is safety. We are in full support of Indiana’s decision to postpone the game based on the issues with Assembly Hall,” said Iowa athletic director Gary Barta. “We are working with Indiana Athletic Director Fred Glass and the Big Ten Conference to determine when and, possibly, where to play the game.”

The Assembly Hall is in the campus of Indiana University at Bloomington, Indiana.

“The most important part of this equation is safety. We are in full support of Indiana’s decision to postpone the game based on the issues with Assembly Hall. Coach McCaffery and his team are returning from Indiana tonight. We are working with Indiana Athletic Director Fred Glass and the Big Ten Conference to determine when and, possibly, where to play the game, said Iowa athletic director Gary Barta.

No make-up date has been set yet for a potential Indiana/Iowa game, per a statement from Barta.

Bankers Life Fieldhouse offered to host the matchup between the Hoosiers and Hawkeyes on Wednesday, however, the No. 15 Hawkeyes will not be in town.

The rescheduling of the contest and the status of women’s game the following day between Indiana and Michigan will be determined as soon as possible.

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